Southwest fires captain over LaGuardia nose-first landing
Southwest Airlines has fired the captain who was at the controls when the airplane landed nose-first at LaGuardia.
The action came as Dallas-based Southwest completed its probe of the accident, Linda Rutherford, an airline spokeswoman, said today by e-mail, without giving details. Southwest ordered the first officer to undergo more training, Rutherford said.
Will the US government shutdown affect your travel plans?
Will the government shutdown affect your travel plans? What about if you were scheduled to visit one of the many national parks that are shut down? Lonelyplanet.com put together a frequently asked questions section that can help you salvage your trip.
What about transport?
Border control, immigration, air traffic control and airport security staff are considered essential, so these services are still operating. Travelers should have no trouble completing their flight itineraries into and around the USA. Likewise, rail networks aren’t experiencing disruption, so travelers can still embark on train trips.
A merger between Air France-KLM and Alitalia?
Could a merger between Air France-KLM and Alitalia be looming on the horizon?
As for the reports raising the possibility of a merger, one is from Reuters. The news agency writes “Air France-KLM said on Tuesday it was open to merging with Alitalia in a move seen as the best solution for turning around the loss-making Italian airline.”